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Romney: Christie´s presidential
ambitions ´not hurt´ by bridge scandal

The Hill [DC], by Justin Sink

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/16/2014 4:08:32 PM

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie handled the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington bridge “in a very effective way” and that the controversy would not hurt his presidential ambitions. “A member of his administration did something that he was unaware of and that he found reprehensible,” Romney told the Washington Post. “He faced the American people for two hours, took their questions. He dismissed people who were responsible. He took personal responsibility. That’s what a leader does.” The former Massachusetts governor said he´d emailed Christie since news of the scandal broke

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/16/2014 4:30:39 PM     (No. 9735013)

That is about as absurd a comment as when Nancy Pelosi said she was certain the Democrats would reclaim the House in 2012.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/16/2014 4:35:36 PM     (No. 9735020)

That is ´President´ Romney´s opinion?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/16/2014 5:18:05 PM     (No. 9735058)

I will not listen to anything Romney has to say. He did not campaign to win his election in 2012 with any competency or energy. He lost on purpose IMO. I don´t care what he thinks about issues now. Go away, loser.
BTW, I voted for Romney, and I love his wife, but cannot forgive him for not caring about the country enough to fight.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/16/2014 5:19:02 PM     (No. 9735059)

This is the same "drivel" we heard before on this topic... old news?

My guess is that, if Mitt is really really way too clever...
He´s playing a game of Rope-A-Dope with Christie.

By not attacking, by playing along, by minimizing the damage...
Mitt actually helps keep Christie twisting slowly in the wind...
since nobody buys what Mitt says on this, but he´s been very very nice
and even supportive about it.

It´s like damning someone with faint praise.
"Oh, I think he´s just fine for being an axe-hole about this...
and he´ll get away with it all, too."

NOT... !!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dixie, 2/16/2014 6:04:13 PM     (No. 9735099)

Christie is a quasi-Republican running New Jersey like a typical Democrat thug.

Because getting even with another politician via the traffic jam is something I would expect from Christie, I think he did know about it and either approved of it or simply let it happen. And then he is quite capable of "pulling an Obama" and lying on TV about it for hours on end.

He´s WAY too low-brow to even think about running for President. I find it amusing that the Democrats reveal their contempt for Republicans by worrying that Christie might run and could even get elected.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 2/16/2014 6:12:30 PM     (No. 9735108)

IMO, Christie does not pass the conservative ´stink" check.
We do not care what the RINO mafia thinks about another RINO.
Rather than being negative and avoid being "hurt" by the bridge thing, how about Christie doing something positive that will help himself. How about he gets back to conservative principles and walking that conservative talk.
Until then, he can twist in the wind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/16/2014 6:12:39 PM     (No. 9735109)

Maybe if Romney had used all the dirty tricks he used against Gingrich in Florida against Obama, he would be President today, and the majority of Americans would not be suffering as they are. Unemployment, and Obamacare, and high taxes are killing us.
Frankly, I don´t care to hear anything he has to say these days.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/16/2014 7:22:49 PM     (No. 9735147)

Maybe if Romney had attacked Stinky with the same enthusiasm that his people attacked Sarah, he might have been president. His plan appears to be lie in the weeds while Christie takes the flak, then declare at the last possible moment as a consensus candidate. A pox on both their houses.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/16/2014 7:44:07 PM     (No. 9735162)

What does Romney´s track record as a candidate have to do with anything?
He is entitled to his opinion. Is he wrong in thinking that Christie has not been hurt?

I have previously said here on Lucianne that I do not believe Christie has been hurt. Nothing has turned up to prove the orders came from him. Many documents have been examined in the hope of finding a smoking gun. It has not been found. That being the case, isn´t he stronger for having survived the Democrats´ attack?

Why can´t you people let someone you don´t like have an opinion?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/16/2014 7:53:49 PM     (No. 9735165)

He is PRIVATE citizen Romney and has no more right to face time on tv to push a moderate or liberal potential candidate than I do.
I am sick of mealy mouthed spokespeople who claim to be one thing when they are really quite another.
Say what you mean, mean what you say.
So far, Romney is showboatiung for Christie and even Hillary. Instead of helping the party, he is hurting it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56, 2/16/2014 9:47:20 PM     (No. 9735223)

Problem is ... by 2016, MSNBC folks will have start their 3rd year of coverage of this "scandal," and all Republican establishment types from Fat Christie on down will feel the need to address these complainers.

Trouble is, they won´t use either of these responses:

1. Screw you.

2. It sure would be nice if you spent a tenth of the time on this "scandal" on Benghazi, use of the IRS as a political weapon, Obamacare blunders, or any of a host of Hillary! shenangians. And screw you.

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